A convert's Passover: Lutefisk out of water

As a convert to Judaism, there is a part of me that will always feel a bit like Lutefisk trying to be Gefilte fish. My first Passover Seder was no exception as I tried, desperately, to fit in. There are a few things that would have been good to know:

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Passover-friendly restaurants around the Twin Cities

Passover starts tonight, beginning a week of wondering if you’ll be able to find anything on any menu in town that’s kosher for the holiday. Well we’ve got you covered! Here are the places that will make it easy as we remember how we were slaves in Egypt, now we’re free, and next year in Jerusalem! Because it’s really all about the food for us, right?

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10 things you need to know for Lao New Year

It’s Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) this April 14-16th on the Buddhist calendar and the BeerLao is flowing, water attacks are happening, and your parents are nagging you to finally Spring clean the house. Whether you’re in the states or in Laos, here are ten basic ways to make sure your pi mai is fun-filled in ultimate Lao-style.

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Losing Rabinowitz and becoming Mrs. Palmer

Like many young women, I couldn’t wait to get married. I met my spouse in college when we were both 19, and we had been together ever since. We got engaged just a few days shy of my 24th birthday. We will celebrate nine years of marriage this summer.

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Safe Schools bill passes Minnesota Senate

The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act passed the Minnesota Senate on Thursday.

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Helter shelter

The anxiety is ramping in our lives and surely in my belly.

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German restaurant will no longer cater to group of World War II re-enactors dressed in Nazi garb

Photos from a Nazi-themed party at a northeast Minneapolis restaurant spurred a local controversy last week, and then the news spread around the world.

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'Your account is closed' — Banking while Muslim in Minnesota

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The letters arrived at the end of a busy semester, the middle of summer, and even as recently as a few weeks ago, according to the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). They notified Minnesota students, families, and business owners that their TCF Bank accounts would be closed. Despite the fact that none of the letters provided an explanation for the account’s closure, TCF Bank maintains that they did not discriminate against their former customers. However, all of the account holders happened to have Muslim-sounding names.

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